My Darkest Days to release debut self-titled album in the UK in June via Spinefarm Records

Taking their moniker from ‘those moments’ where vocalist/guitarist Matt Walst (brother of Three Days Grace bassist, Brad) says he draws his song-writing inspiration from, Toronto-based quartet My Darkest Days will release their debut self-titled album in the UK on June 6th 2011 through Spinefarm Records.

A highly infectious collection of expertly-crafted commercial rock‘n’roll, this 11-track outing – overseen by Nickelback main-man and fellow Canuck Chad Kroeger – features a number of great singles, the likes of ‘Porn Star Dancing’, ‘Move Your Body’ & ‘The World Belongs To Me’, plus special guest performers such as country singer Jessie James (who appears on the Duran Duran cover ‘Come Undone’) and Australian guitarist Orianthi, both female performers of note.

Since first coming together in 2005, MDD have been building a loyal following out on the road, finally coming to the attention of the aforementioned Chad Kroeger, who signed them to his production company (604 Records). Over the years, Kroeger has developed a reputation for taking up and comin’ acts under his wing, including Default & Theory Of A Deadman, and he proved every bit as committed to the MDD cause, co-writing several of the tracks on the album and helping the band to raise their profile in general.

Supported by an on-the-road schedule that has seen them guesting with Theory Of A Deadman, Papa Roach, Hinder and more, ‘My Darkest Days’ (the album) has already attracted a great deal of attention – initially because of the musical pedigree of those working behind the scenes (including Nickelback producer Joey Moi), but more recently because of first single/video ‘Porn Star Dancing’, which has now turned gold in Canada and sold over 500,000 copies in the US! Filmed at the Hard Rock Café in Las Vegas and conceived in the head-turnin’ tradition of Mötley Crüe’s ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’, ‘Porn Star Dancing’ is truly a hard track to resist, with Kroeger, platinum-selling rapper Ludacris and former Ozzy guitarist & Black Label Society front-man Zakk Wylde all appearing in the video and generally lending some memorable musical assistance.

With the promo clip in question swiftly becoming one of the most downloaded in iTunes history,
and another track from the album, ‘The World Belongs To Me’ (the next US/Canadian single/video), featuring on the ‘SAW 3D’ soundtrack, there’s no question that MDD are well on the way to having an international career that’s anything but dark.

Debut UK shows are being looked into for Spring of this year.

     

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